partnership with Harper Community College to provide enhanced business training for a small subset of students. The trainees will apprentice at Zurich North America’s operations in conjunction with their business training. Harper Community College already operates established public-private partnership training programs oriented toward manufacturing, health care, and skilled trades, adding to the innovative potential of this program.
Zurich’s apprenticeship program has operated successfully at the worldwide property/casualty firm’s Swiss headquarters, and has been successfully transplanted to the United Kingdom. Zurich believes this will be the first insurance technical-specialist apprenticeship program to be offered in the U.S. Classes are scheduled to start in early 2016.